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This month’s CAVEAT Main Report highlights this issue and asks us to think more beyond the OPCAT ratification. It is noteworthy that OPCAT ratification is not the end of the line, it is only the means for a greater end: the prevention of torture in detention facilities in Indonesia. Thus, we need to start thinking now –while urging the government to ratify OPCAT- what kind of NPMs would be best to implement once the protocol has been signed.
Our featured article takes a look at Indonesia’s elite anti terror squads, and calls for greater training to ensure that the anti-terror fight does not step out of bounds of human rights.
In our Rights in Asia column we have updates on human rights situations in Nepal, Philippines, and South Korea.
In Reportage, you may find series of activities conducted by Indonesian Networks against Torture (JAPI) –which LBH Masyarakat is a member of, in commemorating the anti-torture day this year.
Still related to torture, our Opinion section has a succinct overview of torture in Indonesian in the form of the Statement of AHRC on practice of torture in Indonesia. The statement generally highlights key issues such as torture criminalization, revision on Indonesian Penal Code and Criminal Procedure Code, police reform, and OPCAT ratification.